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History of the Southampton v Sheffield Wednesday fixture

Sheff. Wed. face a trip to Southampton at St. Marys on Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 37 games played, The Owls have recorded 12 wins, and Southampton have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2006, with Southampton running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 DecSheff. Wed.3 - 3SouthamptonCHMP
2005/2006Sat 25 FebSouthampton3 - 0Sheff. Wed.CHMP
2005/2006Sat 13 AugSheff. Wed.0 - 1SouthamptonCHMP
2000/2001Sat 27 JanSouthampton3 - 1Sheff. Wed.FAC
1999/2000Sat 12 FebSheff. Wed.0 - 1SouthamptonPREM
1999/2000Sat 28 AugSouthampton2 - 0Sheff. Wed.PREM
1998/1999Sat 20 MarSouthampton1 - 0Sheff. Wed.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Southampton are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Saints in those games, with 6 conceded.

Sheff. Wed.'s away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the The Owls, and 14 goals against.

Southampton's total of 49 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Coca-Cola Championship. Sheff. Wed.'s 40 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 12th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Southampton63218411
Sheff. Wed.61148104

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Southampton is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Sheff. Wed. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 3 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.